Founder & Project Director
Julie and Masumeh's story
"By allowing Masumeh to cook Afghan food at home, I gave her a new life. Two years later, when I gave her the chance to cook a meal for our special guests at the GA center, I also gave her the confidence to handle customers and take responsibility on her own. This indirectly gave her family a chance to live better and her father the opportunity to receive the medicines he needed.
These opportunities are not just something we give, but they can change women's lives and the future of their entire families. By breaking the cycle of poverty, we can create a better future for generations to come.
Let's give refugee women more opportunities to thrive, grow strong, and earn a decent living. It's important to recognize that our lives are better when their lives are better.
So, how many refugee stories are we willing to rewrite together?"
Dr. Shazwan SAHABUDEEN
Co-Founder & Healthcare Advisor
Dr. Shazwan Sahabudeen completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine from a private university in Malaysia and was attached to Selayang Hospital. He then accomplished a Doctorate of Business Administration from IBSS in Denmark and is pursuing his PhD in Business Management.
Having owned and run multiple businesses since medical school, Dr. Shazwan has explored and ventured into various industries. He was awarded The Most Prominent Leader award in 2016.
With his many years of experience, Dr. Shazwan founded EduLife Academy in 2018 to create wellness awareness, comprising health and wealth, while focusing on personal development. EduLife Academy then partnered with The Edge of Fitness in 2019 to launch MedFit, an integration of medicine and fitness, which created a wholesome program that inspires people to look and feel good and instill healthy living habits. With its unique “Pay If You Wish” system, this charity-based program was the first of its kind in Malaysia, driven by a vision that everyone should have access to the medical advice and physical training they deserve.
Naturally a warm and compassionate person, Dr. Shazwan thrives in assisting families under Greater Action with medical emergencies, maternity care, mental health, surgical procedures, and diagnostic imaging. To date, there are over 500 families from Malaysia, Afghanistan, Somalia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Iran, and Sri Lanka under his wing.
Kindness and knowledge are meant to be given without reservations, and Dr. Shazwan stands by his belief:
“Don’t Just Live. Leave A Legacy”.